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Ryan Newman wins Brickyard 400

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INDIANAPOLIS -

South Bend native and Purdue graduate Ryan Newman got his first win at the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Newman was the pole sitter for the race.

Newman fulfilled the childhood dream of so many who grew up in Indiana - winning at storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"It's a dream come true. It'll take a week or so for this to set in," said Newman, speaking to a reporter just after the race.

He ended a 49-race losing streak with Sunday's victory at the Brickyard, and he did it by beating Jimmie Johnson - again.

Newman knocked Johnson off the pole in qualifying then used a fast final pit stop Sunday to snatch the win from the four-time Indianapolis winner.

Newman and Johnson were the class of the field, but it was Johnson who dominated the race and appeared to be just a bit better. But Johnson pitted from the lead with 27 laps remaining and it was a slow final stop for the Hendrick Motorsports crew.

Newman pitted after that and took only two tires to move into the lead.

See a slide show of images from the race.

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